The Netter Center is organizing two Teach-Ins on West Philadelphia environmental and climate health, social justice, and the intersection of these issues. In these teach-ins, community leaders will share their perspectives on current challenges, priorities and hopes for the future. Panelists will discuss opportunities for Penn partnerships and practical ways to engage in democratic, collaborative problem-solving that advances community health and resiliency in the face of climate change.
In “West Philadelphia Teach-In Part 1: Community Perspectives and Priorities on Environmental Health and Justice in West Philadelphia,” panelists will respond to audience questions after briefly discussing the following questions:
- What do you see happening locally in relation to health, environment, and climate? What is concerning you?
- From your perspective, what are the environmental health and justice priorities of your community, right now? How do you see this shifting over the next ten years?
- What have been some local environmental health successes and challenges?
- What roles do you see for the following entities in local environmental health, particularly over the next decade as we face the climate emergency: higher education, schools, healthcare, community spaces and organizations.
- What other entities need to be involved? What collaborations with those entities would you like to see?
- What does “sustainability” mean to you
Join us for Part Two on Wednesday, September 23rd from 4:00-5:30pm EDT to hear from local environmental health, climate action, and environmental justice program leaders in West Philadelphia.